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A RED DRESS FOR A DINNER DATE AT RESTAURANT ASIA ( SPLIT, CROATIA)

If you know me, you know that I'll grab every opportunity to don on a statement dress. Life is to short to wear boring dresses. Nothing is quite as dramatic as a statement red dress, am I right or what? I was planning on walking miles that night, so I paired my red dress with comfy shoes, a straw bag and a pink blazer (just in case if it gets windy). I'm a fan of wearing dramatic dresses with comfy shoes, it makes them stand out more- and it can make the outfit not only more comfortable but also fresh. I wore this red midi dress with ruffled sleeves for a date night in Chinese restaurant Asia in Split (HERE- one of my favourite places to grab Chinese food in the city). I had a lovely time dinning there with my significant other. I pretty much always order the same thing: home made noodles with veggies and dumplings. As always, the food was yummy. This restaurant is located in my old neighbourhood Split 3 (address: street Poljička cesta 39 ) and I definitely recommend paying it a visit when in Split. I'm a regular visitor both here and in the other Chinese restaurant in vicinity (Pearl of Orient, address: street Jurja Dobrile 1). In fact, Split 3 is one of my favourite neighbourhoods in Split city. I just love its modern architecture. Here is an excerpt from a documentary about Split 3 that I saw and loved!


Besides its rich culture and interesting history, Split has a lot to offer in terms of modern urban architecture. I did recommend visiting the old centre of the city in one of my recent posts, but that shouldn't keep you from discovering the more urban & new areas of the town. I always say that the best way to discover a city is on foot. So, take a walk and see what Split has to offer in terms of modern urban architecture. Personally, I'm a big fan of Split 3. I sometimes stroll this neighbourhoods just to admire the design of its buildings.It is also always fun to see what is new. I blogged about Split 3 quite a few times, feel free to check those posts as well:


 A FEW MORE WORDS ABOUT THE OUTFIT: 
A dress I liked so much I had to illustrate it surely deserves a few more words. If you remember a certain post from last year (I'll link up old posts bellows), this dress was last summer's unplanned purchase but it proved a good call for I simply love wearing it.  Besides its red colour, which is utterly gorgeous, I like both the cut and the design of this midi dress. My initial reaction for this dress was something along the lines of- a midi dress with bare shoulders, high neck, ruffles and fringes? Sign me in! Is is indeed wonderful when you find that one item that embodies all the things you love. I'm crazy about ruffles and fringes, I love statement sleeves and midi length.  My outfit proposal of the way is all about comfy city styling. with a feminine twist I wore this dress for a date that also included a walk, hence I paired it with flats that are comfortable enough. To complete the look,  I choose a statement straw bag. I would say that the straw bag matches coral red nicely. I wondered whether this bag was too much, since this dress is loud enough on its own, but I think they actually match nicely. A statement  red dress worn with a straw bag? Why not? It's summer, after all. When are we going to get playful with fashion if not during the summer?
 

OTHER WAYS TO STYLE THIS RED MIDI STATEMENT SLEEVED DRESS
As promised, I'm also linking up my older posts devoted to this red dress. I'm all about being sustainable and getting the maximum wear out of our clothes, even statement ones! Investing in classics is always good, but if your personal style is more on a fun side, then you should definitely pick up some fashion forward items as well. This dress might have been an impulse buy, but it payed off. The key to building the wardrobe you will love is knowing your style and what works for you.
DRESS: slightly similar here/ bag: same here
RED DRESS WORN WITH A STATEMENT NECKLACE AND A REDBUBBLE BAG
HOW TO LAYER A  RED MIDI DRESS?


That would be all for today. As always thank you for reading and visiting. Your feedback is always appreciated. Tell me what do you think about this styling? Do you like to wear statement dresses?  Is red your colour? How do you feel about ruffles? Happy Monday! Have a fantastic week ahead!


RED MIDI DRESS: NO NAME, BUDGET option HERE , VINTAGE OPTION: HERE
I also like these non budget red dresses: 
D&G: HEREHERE, AND HERE
VERSACE: HERE AND HERE




Comments

  1. Red is definitely your color. U look stunning in this statement dress. Such a great investment piece that you can enjoy year after year. I love the ruffles and how you accessorized the look with the turquoise necklace.

    Xx
    Nikki
    www.nikkilivinglife.com/blog

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  2. This dress is fabulous! Red always makes a statement. I love how the straw bag makes the look more casual. You have come up with so many different ways to style this beauty.

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    1. thank you. I think you're right. Straw bags make everything look more casual....and straw hats too. I use them both a lot to dress down dresses.

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  3. Life is to short to wear boring dresses! Yes to that! This dress is definitely makes a strong style statement and even though it was an unplanned purchase you made a great choice since it will serve you well in terms of versatility and the classic styling is timeless.What a fabulous choice for a date night. Your husband is a lucky man! I just made a very similar looking noodle dish for dinner the other night. I'm a big fan of meals that can be prepped in one pan.

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  4. I'm with you....enjoy the fabulous clothes we have and each day is special. I have a dress like this. I'm going to pull it out this weekend!!
    Thanks for your inspiration Ivana,
    XOXO
    Jodie

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  5. Rosso è decisamente il tuo colore Ivana e il modello di questo vestito è elegantissimo!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  6. Estás muy guapa con ese vestido,un rojo precioso!
    Besos.

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  7. I love chinese food myself, so good that mentioned everything about split, I was keen towards instagrammable locations that you mentioned. Hahahah blogger life you see. I love wearing statement dress and love ruffles and dramatic sleeves. Please also let me know about the giveaway who won are the results out yet, very eager on winning that sketch
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    1. Thank you Priya. About the giveaway....Sorry dear, you didn't win that one but if you want I can send you another one.

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  8. Love that dress! You look absolutely gogeous in red!:)

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  9. Thanks a lot :D

    you look fantastic :D loved all combo

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  10. That dress is beautiful on you. I love the styling too, and I think next time I'm wearing a statement dress I am going to downplay it with some casual shoes! I loved Split, was hoping to go back there again this year. We stayed in the Old Town and I was so besotted with the architecture, not just the old but spots of mid century architecture always caught my breath. Would love to explore more of Split, definitely away from the Old Town now too!

    Sxx
    daringcoco.com

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    1. thank you Sonia, I'm happy you enjoyed Split.

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  11. Dearest Ivana,
    Your red dress is really hot and looks so good on you! And funny, that I also just posted a red dress in my blog! :-) So we are both ladies in red ;-)) Thanks also for the China Local tip - if I come to Spit one day, I'll look for it :-)
    Hugs my dear,
    Traude
    https://rostrose.blogspot.com/2019/07/lady-in-red-und-fotofestival-la-gacilly.html
    PS: Thanks for your nice words to my Thailand-Travel report! But please, if you want to visit a floating market, choose it well. The market I reported on - we did NOT like it! It was terribly overcrowded and only touristy! But we loved the railway market :-)

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    1. oh, thank you for the heads up I didn't get that the market is over touristy.

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  12. That looks delicious. Your dress looks loveley and the paint ist sweet.

    Many greetings Sabine

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  13. That is such fun red dress and I like the statement necklace with it! Sounds like a great day out and a yummy meal too! :)

    Hope that your week is off to a great start :)

    Away From Blue

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  14. Il rosso ti sta una meraviglia Ivana, è decisamente il tuo colore!
    Quel vestito ti dona tantissimo, sottolinea il tuo bel fisico nei punti giusti, ed il dettaglio delle ruches sulle maniche lo rende perfetto sia per il giorno che per la sera.
    Mi piacciono molto tutte le versioni in cui lo hai abbinato! Bravissima!
    Baci!
    S
    https://s-fashion-avenue.blogspot.com

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  15. You look stuning in this red dress, and the food looks delicious. Happy Tuesday Dear. xx

    www.ninakobi.com

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  16. Crvena je tvoja boja, odlično ti stoji!

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  17. WOW, you look glowing in the red dress. I just love that you paired it with comfy shoes. Gorgeous! I think red is such a beautiful color that everyone should sport the color! :) That's amazing that you had Chinese food there in Split 3. I love Chinese cuisines a lot! They're always freshly cooked, with such a delicate respect for every ingredient and flavors are bomb :D xoxo

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  18. Love the dress, it's such unique design! So cool you turned it into fashion illustration!!

    LackaDaisy

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  19. Wow, this dress is so wonderul!And looks amazing on you! Really nice styling dear.

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  20. Magica in rosso, buona serata!
    Kisses, Paola.

    Expressyourself

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  21. You look so gorgeous.
    Love your dress so much

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  22. That red dress is beautiful and it definitely makes a statement! I love the ruffle sleeve details and the casual shoes you paired it with. You look beautiful in red!

    x Kara | http://karascloset.net

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    1. thank you Kara. I have a soft spot for ruffle and statement sleeves!

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  23. E quest'abito rosso è davvero una favola!!! Stupendo

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  24. You look beautiful Ivana!

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  25. Oh wow, Ivana! You look absolutely stunning in this red dress; the cut is super flattering and the length is ideal for your height as well. The ruffle trim adds so much to the design as well! :)

    aglassofice.com x

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    1. thank you dear. Ruffled make any item more fun, don't they?

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  26. You look wonderful in red. I adore the shoulder detail and all the different ways you've worn it before! x

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  27. That is a statement dress if ever there was one, Ivana, and it looks stunning on you! Those sleeves are simply magnificent. Split 3 sounds like an interesting part of town. No wonder you keep being drawn to it. I am all about sustainability as well, and I'm making a conscious effort to wear the items in my wardrobe again and again and remix them instead of buying new (to me) stuff, but I'm afraid that two vintage dresses insisted on coming home with me the other day ... Enjoy the rest of your week! xxx

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    1. Thank you. Split 3 is such a great part of the town. It is hard to resist picking up vintage shops, I would probably shop more if I had decent vintage or second hand shops in vicinity.

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  28. You look stunning in red! I love this dress, you look so elegant and bold. Beautiful!

    Lindifique

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  29. Thanks a lot :D

    have a nice day :D

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  30. Odličan post Ivana. Haljina je baš lepa, boja mi se posebno dopada.:)
    Novi post - www.minniearts.com

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  31. That red dress looks amazing on you. I also love the shoes and especially the turqoise necklace. Alltogether it looks a bit "chinese", so it fits to the restaurant as well. I absolutely love the drawing on one photo beside your image - nice!

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  32. Red dresses are my favourites! I love how they look!
    Raindrops of Sapphire

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    1. thanks dear. You always look lovely in red!

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  33. I loved the dress, it's beautiful!
    And the restaurant looks great, I'm hungry haha! :P

    https://www.heyimwiththeband.com.br/

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  34. Aw this is such a gorgeous outfit Hun!! x

    Grace Louise || www.gracelouiseofficial.blogspot.co.uk/

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  35. Hello Ivana
    but what a most outstanding dress !!
    You are perfect in this stylization !!
    I also love to walk in the modern zones of the city, I like to see the modern architecture, I studied 3 years in architecture, I like to enjoy it !! As for Chinese food, I love it, but at the moment I am intolerant because of my illness, the other day I wanted so much to eat that I went and, just tell you I made a big mistake !!!

    xoxo

    marisasclosetblog.com

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    1. yes, it is important to keep in mind our food intolerance. There are some things I'm not allowed to eat as well.

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  36. Beautiful.
    www.rsrue.blogspot.com

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  37. bellissimo il rosso, e questo vestito ti sta una favola cara
    un bacio

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  38. these dress is the right choice for hot summer days, also your nice shoes.
    but i like those looks also with that black pantyhose - cool style!

    hugs
    Jennifer
    http://jennifer-femininundmodisch.blogspot.com/2019/07/unterwegs-mein-besuch-der-spitzenmoden.html

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  39. questo vestito rosso mi piace tanto *_*

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  40. Dear Ivana, I still remember very well when you bought your amazing red dress! It was really a good purchase as it still looks wonderful. Like you I love styling dramatich dresses with comfy shoes and therefore I really like it how you have combined this look. You look happy and beautiful in the pictures!
    Enjoy your weekend!
    xx Rena
    www.dressedwithsoul.com

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    1. Thank you Rena. You always wear dresses so well, I'm happy you liked this look. I agree that comfy shoes and dramatic dresses is a winning combo.

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  41. Very nice post dear :) Happy weekend :)

    https://bubasworld.blogspot.com/

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  42. Super stunning dress beautiful! I would totally wear it... I've discovered red is my color :)
    Happy weekend!

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  43. I love dresses too and the one you are wearing is adorable Red is an amazing colour Love the accessories and I would love to visit the Split and the Chinese restaurant I could eat Asian food everyday well I sort of do eat Asian food almost everyday Love love love it xoxo Cris
    https://photosbycris.blogspot.com/2019/07/alchimie-forever-because-your-skin.html

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  44. I think you wore the statement dress beautifully. I agree that statement clothes are meant to be worn if one likes to wear them. Life is indeed too short not to.

    Kathrin | Polar Bear Style

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  45. You are so gorgeous and fantastic in a great red statement dress!
    I agree you, and your article inspires me.
    Your bag with prints of your illustration is always so lovely!!
    I would love to that Asian restaurant! someday.

    Have a lovely weekend, Ivana <3

    akiko
    www.akikohiramatsu.com

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  46. Gorgeous red dress, you look fab in it.
    http://www.thestylegalaxy.com

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  47. What a great Dress, you look amazing! I also love the little Bag. .)

    kisses

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  48. Such a gorgeous dress, I love the ruffles!

    Mai
    ✰ maidoesthings.com

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  49. red dress is very classy and really perfect for a date night or party.

    JULIE ANN LOZADA BLOG
    INSTAGRAM: @julieann_lozada

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  50. Estupendo post! Espero verte pronto por mi blog! Es un placer leerte! 🌺🌺🌺

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  51. Haljina mi se jako dopada i sviđa mi se što je u postu iznešeno više načina kako da se iskombinuje. Takođe mi se i Split kao grad uvijek dopadao i voljela bih da ga jednom posjetim. Super post.❤️

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  52. This dress is gorgeous, love the colour too. Looks stunning on you. Happy new week to you lovely x

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  53. wow I love your dress!! Super gorgeous!! xx

    Thea || www.theascott.blogspot.com

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  54. You look absolutely stunning in this outfit! It fits you beautifully and everything about it oozes glamour- I really like the ruffly sleeves on it. It is the perfect date outfit! I don't really wear dresses of this shape (too fitted for my pear shape) but if I could find a lovely loose-bottomed dress with sleeves like this, I would buy one!!!

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    1. Thank you Kezzie. I prefer A line dresses myself, they are much more comfortable but sometimes it is fun to try something new.

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  55. I really love your dress and you look so gorgeous in it. How it hugs all your curves is just perfect.

    https://sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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  56. Great post! Loooove the photos :)
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  57. Wooow! Ты выглядишь потрясающе! Роскошное платье!

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  58. Devo dire che il rosso ti dona molto Ivana, poi questo vestito è davvero molto molto bello, mi piace tantissimo!
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  59. Prava vatrena crnka :) Haljina je savrsena i odlicno ti stoji.

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